St Pius X High School, Adamstown, is a coeducational Catholic school serving students in Years 7 to 10. Our current enrolment is just over 1000 students. The school has a proud history and an excellent reputation both in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and farther afield.
Vision Statement: St Pius X High School seeks to be a community which is authentically Catholic, just, caring and sensitive to the needs of all its members, committed to promoting a strong and vibrant school spirit, and to inspiring all students to do their best.
Mission Statement: St Pius X High School is a Catholic community dedicated to the education of young people in an environment that is safe and caring.
Motto: Instaurare omnia in Christo (Renewing all things in Christ).
Sister School: Uminohoshi High School in Hamamatsu Japan.
St Pius X High School has a school climate and culture which are open, positive and supportive. The school offers a variety of quality experiences designed to nurture spiritual awareness and faith development - liturgies, community days and Year 10 Retreat to name a few. The school’s Care Groups and House System aim to ensure that students experience high quality pastoral care and that parents are genuine partners in their children’s education.
Teachers strive to deliver contemporary quality teaching to create the best possible academic, cultural and sporting opportunities for all students. Many avenues exist for the development of positive social skills. The students are challenged to use their abilities, gifts and talents to the full. They are encouraged and nurtured to develop a positive self-concept, an active sense of service of others, an acceptance of the diversity of people and cultures, a steadfast self-discipline and a strong work ethic.
Academic performance is a very high priority. All students are assisted and encouraged to strive to do their best. St Pius regularly achieves very good results in the NAPLAN exams. Students take part in many academic competitions and perform with distinction.
VET Courses are now available at St Pius X– some Yr 10 students are currently studying the Entertainment Industry Course with Hospitality and Hairdressing now available for students also.
St Pius X has an excellent reputation in representative sport, especially boys and girls Football, boys Rugby League & Union, swimming, athletics and aerobics. In 2010, the Cheerleading Team won the National Title. The school offers all students a huge range of sporting opportunities. St Pius X has a rapidly growing reputation in vocal, musical and dramatic performance. Our dynamic music programs enable many students to become proficient in vocals and/or in playing musical instruments and playing in bands and ensembles.
Whole school strategic planning enables the school to be forward-looking and to keep pace with the rapidly changing educational environment in a proactive manner.
St Pius X High School, Adamstown accepts girls and boys, Years 7-10, from the areas of Adamstown, Broadmeadow, Hamilton, Kotara South, Lambton,
Newcastle, New Lambton, Wallsend and Shortland and defined by the zome primary schools.
Students of St Pius X High School, Adamstown are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton.